Heating up the campaign

Kompas – October 22, 2016
Heating up the campaign

Kid: Heating up the campaign right Dad? (stove reads 'black campaigns', matches read 'ethnic, religion, race, and inter-group inspired conflict'.

The Jakarta gubernatorial election (Pilkada DKI) has taken a dangerously sectarian turn after Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian of Chinese descent who is widely tipped to win the race, was accused of defaming the Quran and reported to police by conservative Islamic groups who want him to be charged with blasphemy.